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the morning cram [deadly GPS edition]

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Could over-dependency on GPS guidance systems lead you to your death?

NPR reports that sometimes GPS systems are wrong, and when that happens in the wrong place, it could end up being fatal.

Kentucky~ No smoking in Murray schools (not even in the boys room). A Symsonia woman died in a car accident. KY 121 Bypass is closed in Mayfield. Trials begin today for Fort Campbell soldier. State officials are meeting to figure out the finances (good luck). The state pays too much for meds too. More homes are empty throughout the state.

Illinois~ Papayas can make you sick.

Tennessee~ Clarksville water tastes “earthy” (yum). A Henry County man drowned in Kentucky Lake. The state gets more money for education.

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morning cram [osama edition]

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The mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been killed by US forces in a surgical strike at a compound in northern Pakistan.

NPR reports Osama bin Laden’s death ends one of the longest and costliest manhunts in history.

KENTUCKY~ The latest Ohio River levels have gone up (again). Perkins Creek flooding in Paducah has closed more roads and Stuart Nelson Park. A Paducah woman drove into floodwaters yesterday and was rescued from drowning. Hickman’s Ohio River floodgates are leakingPoliticians weigh in on bin Laden’s death. The spring wildfire season has (officially) ended. The University of Kentucky announces a presidential candidate finalist.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville cancels its 2010 Flood Commemoration (ironically) due to high waters. Henry County’s storm damage estimates > $1mil.

ILLINOIS~ The US Supreme Court will not stand in the way of blasting a Missouri levee to relieve Mississippi River flooding.

Datebook: April 18 – Longest professional baseball game 30 years ago

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The Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings began the longest professional baseball game in history 30 years ago.  It lasted It lasted for 33 innings over eight hours and 25 minutes. It set numerous records in baseball history, and featured future hall-of-famers Cal Ripken, Jr. and Wade Boggs.
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It’s Monday, April 18

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area offers family activities this Saturday that are fun and helpful. There’s Canoe and Kayak Cleanup at Energy Lake Dam from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  Meet there and help collect trash and recyclables from the banks of Crooked Creek Bay on the Cumberland River.  Lifejackets required; paddlers must provide own boat and paddle.

Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. there’s a free concert of New Music at MSU in Performing Arts Hall of Price Doyle Fine Arts. 

There’s an American Red Cross blood collection today from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Lone Oak First Baptist Church at 3601 Lone Oak Road in Paducah.  Also, The Paducah Donor Center is open today from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.; tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Good Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.  The Center’s at 4635 Falconcrest Drive in Paducah.  Call 270-442-9141 for Thursday hours.

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morning cram [tripoli edition]

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Moammar Gadhafi’s armed forces are setting up checkpoints in Tripoli ahead of planned anti-government protests today, raising fears of new bloodshed in the Libyan capital.

Follow up on the latest with NPR.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s average credit card debt is the 4th lowest in the nation. Grand Rivers will miss the Badgers. The Commonwealth is well on its way to banning ‘bath salt’ drugs and expanding concealed carry laws. House members voted for a one-stop, web-shop for all things business and Republican senators are reviving their stalled plan to deal with troubled public pensions. The state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice warns further cuts would gimp the system. Governor Beshear signs major reforms to the penal code into law.

TENNESSEE~ City Council: Clarksville Speedway can roar on. Unemployment edges upwards. One Republican leader will talk openly about a proposed (possibly anti-Muslim) bill that he has yet to read.

OVC TOURNEY~ (Men’s) APSU > SEMO, UTM > TTU; (Women’s) APSU > EIU.

morning cram [just breathe edition]

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Deep breathing is not only relaxing, it’s been scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion, the immune system — and maybe even the expression of genes.

~NPR hears how practiced breathing can benefit asthma, pulmonary disease and even heart failure.

KENTUCKY~ A man is in custody charged with murdering an elderly Henry County couple. Lawyers get sued for malpractice too. A Henderson utility plans to sell off extra electricity.

TENNESSEE~ A former Clarksville police officer’s lawsuit gets dismissed and the city’s red light cameras bring in about $1mil < 2 years. Long distance charges in northern Montgomery County prompt a complaint to Tennessee regulatory officials. A top aide to Bill Haslam warns the state’s Republicans not to be too over-confident.

SPORTS~ (Men’s Basketball) MSU < MhSU, UTM < EKU, APSU > EIU. (Women’s Basketball) MSU < MhSU, UTM > EKU, APSU < EIU.

…and grats! to Mayfield High’s football squad winning the Class 1-A state championship in Bowling Green.

morning cram [teary-eyed edition]

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fineartamerica.com“As far as scientists can tell, humans seem to be the only species that shed tears for emotional reasons. Scientists who study evolution say crying probably conferred some benefit and did something to advance our species — because it’s stayed with us.”

~NPR hears the theory behind how tears are a signal.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah water main busts forcing parts of Broadway to close today/tomorrow. McCracken County plans to repave 20 miles of roads this fall.  Livingston County’s US-60 bridge over the Cumberland River is back to normal traffic. Hopkinsville Police will pair up with social workers to monitor juveniles (on probation). They’re flying flags over the Labor Day weekend at the Fairview’s Jefferson Davis Memorial. The state plans a 50-location college workshop and will use federal fund$ to upgrade computer access at public libraries. An advocacy group sues the Commonwealth’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services over disabled adult deaths. Rand Paul’s campaign takes in porn money.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville officials want a garbage center moved before they build a new fire station near Outlaw Field.

SPORTS~ (Women’s Soccer) MSU ties Bellarmine and St. Louis;  UTM < Mississippi State but ties Arkansas State; APSU > VMI.

morning cram [impending tome edition]

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“Talk about ‘the death of the book’ has been going on for more than a decade. But recent events suggest the end may be imminent for paper-bound books, which may never totally disappear, but they could become scary scarce like 8-track tapes, typewriters and wooden tennis rackets.”

~NPR reads into the future of books.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s Executive Inn super-duper liquidation sale is underway (44 days left). McCracken County (school) property tax rates stay the same. Princeton KY-91 roadwork is expected to cause traffic delays. LBL foresters: let’s thin some 500 acres of wooded areas. A judge rules prosecutors can push to put former-lawmaker/alleged-killer Steve Nunn to death. State furloughs will probably inconvenience some residents. Coal-loving legislators fear climate change consultation.

TENNESSEE~ The volunteer state has the highest sales tax in the nation. Rainfall raises the Cumberland River to 6 feet below flood stage. McWherter says Haslam won’t be environmentally objective.